Madonna Releases Statement on Delayed Concert Start: 'I'm Not Back There Eating Chocolates'

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Madonna performs during her 'Rebel Heart Tour' at The O2 Arena on Dec. 1, 2015 in London, England. 

After some of her fans were complaining of her lateness at her Manchester concert, Madonna issued a statement on Facebook explaining everything.

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"FACTS: its good to have them before you jump to conclusions! The Entire video for my show crashed as I arrived for sound check,” Madge writes. “The back up file was corrupt. We had no choice but to reboot and pray for a good outcome. The video lights 75 % of my show. We cant play in the dark. We were rebooted and ready by 9:30 even though we planned to go ion earlier.”

She adds, "I had to make cuts in show before show started. Dress you Up was one of them and my 3rd guitar song. This still brought us past the 11:00 curfew! But we went on and the venue was kind enough to extend till 111:39!! It was there choice not mine to end the show!! always want to finish. So we all missed the last 3 songs! And I'm sorry about that. And i thank all my Rebel Heart fans for understanding! We did our best! And we still had to pay a fine!"

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In fan video footage of the start of her concert, the Queen of Pop calls her fans “bitches” for continuing to complain. She says, “I’m not back there eating chocolates and filing my nails and getting my extensions done, alright.” 

Watch the video of Madonna addressing her fans below.